FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Great article on THE investigative journalist of GHANA

Anas Aremeyaw is a Ghanaian investigative journalist who is unafraid and hungry in his unabashed pursuit of corruption and injustice.  He’s also probably the journalist on the most people’s hit list at the moment.  In short, I can’t wait for director Steven Soderbergh (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181865/) to get his hands on this story (perhaps the author of the Atlantic Monthly article, Nicholas Schmidle is working on a screenplay?!).  If Schmidle’s not working on one, then perhaps I can finagle my way over there and start on it.  

Take the ten minutes to read this article—it’s well-written and well-researched.  My only disappointment was that it wasn’t about 50 pages longer!

Photo by Steven Voss

I also wanted to give a plug for the author's book (To Live or to Perish Forever: Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan) which is available at the link below:

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